In Focus: Mental Health in the Legal Profession


In Focus: Mental Health in the Legal Profession
In Focus: Mental
Health in the Legal
Thursday 14 May 2015 | 7.30–9am
Law Society House, Brisbane
In this special breakfast presentation we again put the spotlight on mental health in the
legal profession. Enjoy a continental breakfast while Federal Court Judge, Justice
Shane Marshall shares his personal reflections on depression among law students and
legal practitioners, and offers some tips and techniques to combat mental health
challenges. Justice Marshall’s address will be followed by a panel discussion of
common issues and challenges, with an opportunity for you to submit questions from
the floor anonymously.
1.5 CPD Points
Registration and continental breakfast served
Welcome remarks
Michael Fitzgerald, President, Queensland Law Society and Consultant, Ashurst
Taking the black dog for a long walk - from law school to the
Federal Court
Drawing on his personal experience, Justice Marshall will explore the link between the study and practice
of law and mental health issues. Although initially resistant to opening up about his personal battle with
depression, Justice Marshall will describe some strategies for overcoming negative attitudes and
combatting the effects of mental health challenges.
The Honourable Justice Shane Marshall, Federal Court of Australia and Ambassador, Wellbeing and the
Law Foundation
Chair: Michael Fitzgerald, President, Queensland Law Society and Consultant, Ashurst
Panel discussion: Stigma, strategies and solutions
Reflecting on Justice Marshall’s address, our panellists will share and discuss their reflections on
overcoming stigma, plus some strategies and solutions for preventing and resolving mental health issues.
Attendees will have the opportunity to address questions to the panel, either directly or anonymously.
Dr Curtis Gray, Psychiatrist
Rebecca Hoare, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Elizabeth Mathews, Solicitor, Barry.Nilsson. Lawyers
Chair: Rolf Moses, Director People & Development, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Closing remarks
Michael Fitzgerald, President, Queensland Law Society and Consultant, Ashurst
Queensland Law Society – In Focus: Mental Health in the Legal Profession
Event registration form/Tax invoice
Contact details
QLS number
Please note that full payment must accompany your order.
First name
Total payment (inc. GST) $
My cheque payable to Queensland Law Society Inc is enclosed
Last name
Please debit my credit card (Diners Club is not accepted)
Postal address
Card number
Cardholder name
Expiry date
Amount $
Cardholder signature
Special dietary or physical requirements
This document will be a tax invoice for GST purposes when you make payment.
Please retain a copy of this for GST records.
Order details
Course code
In Focus: Mental Health in the Legal Profession
Price (inc. GST)
Member $0
Non-member $35
Total price (inc. GST)
Privacy: Queensland Law Society (the Society) respects your privacy and is committed to the
Information Privacy Principles contained in the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) and the Australian
Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). The Society collects personal information
about you to provide services to you, to improve the quality of those services, and to provide you
with information about other services we offer. For these purposes, we may disclose your personal
information to organisations to whom we outsource functions such as market research and to our
service entities. The Society also uses this information to conduct research for the development
of educational and professional programs.
At any event held by the Society, your image may be photographed or filmed at any time throughout
the event. We may use, publish or reproduce your image or recording of you in any form of published
communication material to promote the Society’s services and to report on its events through its
publications and resource material such as our Annual Report, Proctor, Twitter and Facebook
pages. Your consent to the use of your image in full or part for any Society related purpose is taken
to be given by attending this event. The Society takes reasonable steps to ensure your personal
information is not exposed to misuse, loss or unauthorised access.
The Society may also use third parties to administer and deliver services and communications
to attendees by email or mail. Some third party suppliers or their products and services are located
overseas. Business details and personal information you choose to provide on this application
may be transferred to an overseas recipient and stored overseas to administer such services and
communications to you. By completing this application, you agree to this transfer and Australian
Privacy Principle 8.1 will not apply to this disclosure.
In accordance with the Electronic Transactions (Queensland) Act 2001, the Society may provide
notices or correspondence to you by electronic communication. By completing this application,
your consent to this form of contact is taken to be given.
Should you not wish to have your image photographed or filmed, please contact the Society
at [email protected] to advise that you do not wish to be photographed or filmed.
If, at any time, you would prefer that the Society did not use or disclose your personal information,
including your image, please contact the Society at [email protected]. If your details change
or you wish to access the information the Society holds about you, please contact the Society
on 1300 367 757.
Event policy: visit to view the policy or for more information please
contact the Society at [email protected].
Queensland Law Society, GPO Box 1785, Brisbane Qld 4001
f 07 3221 2279 (credit card payments only) | p 1300 367 757 | [email protected]
For more information visit | ABN 33 423 389 441